Definitions for apprehensiveˌæp rɪˈhɛn sɪv
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"a kind and apprehensive friend"- Nathaniel Hawthorne
mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc
"apprehensive about her job"; "not used to a city and worried about small things"; "felt apprehensive about the consequences"
in fear or dread of possible evil or harm
"apprehensive for one's life"; "apprehensive of danger"
Anticipating something with anxiety or fear.
Perceptive; quick to learn; intelligent; capable of grasping with the mind or intellect.
capable of apprehending, or quick to do so; apt; discerning
knowing; conscious; cognizant
relating to the faculty of apprehension
anticipative of something unfavorable' fearful of what may be coming; in dread of possible harm; in expectation of evil
sensible; feeling; perceptive
Origin: [Cf. F. apprhensif. See Apprehend.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We're apprehensive, not knowing what transpired, if it was a grievance or terroristic related, we just don't know.
A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.
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- тревожен, загриженBulgarian
- aprensiuCatalan, Valencian
- inquieto, aprensivoSpanish
- levoton, huolestunutFinnish
- soucieux, appréhensif, perspicace, vif, inquietFrench
- 気遣う, 不安, 明敏, 恐れるJapanese
- 염려하다, 우려하다, 총명하다Korean
- поня́тливый, сообрази́тельный, проница́тельный, опаса́ющийся, смышлёныйRussian
- inteligentan, oštrouman, pronicav, pronicljiv, zabrinutSerbo-Croatian
- orolig, ängsligSwedish
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